Monday, December 17, 2007

FIRST THINGS: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life

re: Robert P. George: "The obligations and purposes of law and government are to protect public health, safety, and morals, and to advance the general welfare—including, preeminently, protecting people’s fundamental rights and basic liberties. /At first blush, this classic formulation (or combination of classic formulations) seems to grant vast and sweeping powers to public authority. Yet, in truth, the general welfare—the common good—requires that government be limited..."...

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